Tribe of Gad
THE STONE COURAGE
Gad, the 9th son of Jacob, was renowned for his warrior mentality, his strategic military skills, and his aptitude on the battlefield. The Tribe of Gad were represented on the Priestly Breastplate by the Amethyst, a stone that encouraged bravery in battle or war. This belief was also commonplace among the ancient Egyptians, who wore Amethysts as a protective measure when their lives were in danger.